Issue 1 | January & February 2017
Issue 2 | February & March 2017
In the front that Bombay puts up as an ever-busy metropolis, the writer stumbles into its un-rushed secret.
A growing tribe of labels are taking storytelling seriously. Our take.
I made sure to plan my Bhutan trip around The Tshechus, and I’m glad I did. Here's why.
There's a biting, existential comic-strip blog you need to know about.
Snapshots from a time when street-side gods and goddesses joined hands to point out paths and pavements.
Tilt that face away from the blue light of your phone. Spring's here.
A miniature artist goes behind the inspiration and influences on two pieces that are close to his heart.
Donald Glover's unpolished public image and full-of-passion art is important. Especially now.
World Poetry Day | March 2017
Remembering the great poet, who passed away just days before World Poetry Day today
History and all things local | Issue 3, March & April 2017
...from us to you
A long relationship with crows, that began during mealtimes.
Why an illustrator, who usually steers clear of lettering challenges, took up a project to illustrate Tamil and Devnagri vowels.
Hindi films set in the past are mostly cruel to the characters that inhabit them.
It's easy to recognise a hoarder.
A sketchbook that resulted from attending a Guerilla Girls talk.
A fort, fortress, stepwell, and stunning sunset...just about 100kms from Udaipur.
Thoughts on journeys with the body
The summer special | Issue 4, April & May 2017
From pleasant, sports-days and picnic-filled summers in Nainital, a girl grows up
A train shuttles her, from one home to another, every year.
A happy-making artist that we think everyone should #LookoutFor
Summers come and go, but these memories are forever.
Thinking back to a time of Malory Towers and Phantom Sweet Cigarettes
On that all-too-familiar moment, sandwiched between last breath of electricity and the first hum of the generators.
The traveller-storyteller issue | Issue 5, May & June 2017
Not all travel stories are magazine-friendly ones, but it's still important to tell them. Here's why.
On bus travel— part-nostalgia, part-logistics, an option that perennially exists.
How train travel once brought alive Tagore and Nandalal Bose
Inspirations of an artist who focuses on minutiae
A story of a chance encounter and its beautiful result.
Sometimes, travel doesn't involve any mode of transport.
On journeys taken inside a second-hand bookstore (in lieu of sight-seeing)
Digging into archives and coalescing images to create stories.
A quest for chai from a Calcutta childhood, through light winter haze
Spending three days under the same tree that Buddha attained enlightenment under
Curating stories from train windows. A quick chat with project founder Shanu Babar.
A tempo-tale, by a Huda wala
The little things | Issue 6, June & July 2017
The daily course of pushing and shoving on the local train leads to little conversations
Of how a home that's kept far out of reach, still follows you around
This artist channels corporate claustrophobia into coffee cups
A poem on the little everyday things that get us all by
Little snapshots from forever ago, coalesce into this writer.
The calm before a storm, where the littlest of things become magnified
A personal handbook to making that big little-thing called procrastination, awesome
Preview: An interactive art installation made of little paintings on matchboxes
The little art of aligning with how things turn out
Hostile weather conditions, a little chance experiment, and a new direction
Sometimes, curios are all that remain of a full, precious life
Handmade | Issue 7, July & August 2017
When was the last time you made something with your hands?
Graphic illustrations of three people, who get their hands dirty in their everyday work.
A social anthropologist who is critically exploring a Japanese philosophy through printmaking.
How making an origami suitcase is similar to mentally wrapping up and moving on.
A mother-daughter duo conquers insecurities through handcrafted friendship bands
Understanding the making of pretty, blue-toned cyanotype photographs.
A visual tour of a 157 year old handwoven carpet-making enterprise.
A quick guide to making a handmade, healthy delicious version of Reese’s peanut butter cups.
A mixer-grinder brand's merchandise finds its way into a pre-wedding ritual, carrying over special meaning.
Bucket-list stories | Issue 8, August & September 2017
Being a part of someone else's bucket list.
An illustrator's bucket-list fancy.
"When you grow up an only child, the line between parent and child blurs often."
To find and re-invent family homes.
Making stop-motion together, from two different continents.
To return to a childhood skill
To search for a loved one from the past.
Here's to those rare, life-long wishes that just don't get articulated often enough.
Cities | Issue 9, September & October 2017
Memories of a quiet little hill station that was never meant to be home.
A metropolitan's sense of calm, reflected in wrinkly, peaceful humans.
Memories from languorous, 1980s weekends.
A travelling classroom for creating freely and fearlessly.
Ambling through a city, drunk on love.
To whomsoever it may concern.
Music of food | Issue 10, October & November 2017
The way to your food isn't always through the oral or olfactory trail.
Steam to a nearby sewage— the sounds of street momo stalls.
A brief relationship, with and through meals
The sounds of many, many words interspersed between kachodi-sizzles
A cartoonist extends Pavlolv's theory of classical conditioning— to characters you'd recognise.
Because filter kaapi is more than just a hot drink. It is a whole experience.
Sometimes your relationship with food is a fascinating, furtive one.
The sounds of a Dosa morning at home
The stories behind our clothes | Issue 11, November & December 2017
A lost online order leads to a brief conversation with the hands that made some of it.
Growing up with home-knitted Merino, Cashmere and Cashmilon
Clothing, captions, and consumerism
A project documenting traditional attires from 31 countries around the world
How star chefs in the country are incorporating Indian fabric and weaves into their lives in the kitchen
An afternoon with weavers from the Mishing community in Assam.
Sartorial surprises from the streets
New beginnings | Issue 12, December 2017
Internet films, web series, and the beginnings of everyday-female strong leads
...and recognizing it from a little help from Gilmore Girls and Harry Potter
Many little beginnings you can grow into
How popular cinema, in the last two decades, has interacted with the idea of time.
Each moment is a new beginning.
A regular '90s Indian household, Titanic, and beginning of 'English movie' watching
An artist’s journey from one artwork to the next is a series of fresh starts; Vincent Van Gogh’s life serves as a reminder of the same.